Lebanon Valley Drops OT Heartbreaker at Albright

READING, Pa. - Lebanon Valley dropped a heartbreaker in a low-scoring affair on Wednesday evening at Albright in overtime, 7-6.

Down 6-4 with 9:23 left to play in the game, LVC senior Malik Pedroso notched a man-up tally to cut the lead to one at 6-5. Just two minutes later, freshman Cooper Gerus netted his first collegiate goal at the right time, tying the game at 6-6, where the score stood after 60 minutes.

In the extra session, the Valley had its chances, firing three shots on goal, but all were saved by Albright's Jordan DiZenzo, who tallied eight saves on the game for the win.

With 15 seconds left to play, Albright's Bryan Smith found an open Mike Southwick, who slotted it past LVC senior goalie Mike Moll for the game-winner. Moll made 14 saves in the loss on 42 shots faced.

The Valley used six different players to score its six goals as seniors Pedroso, Matt Roupe, Scott Travers, and Jordan Mayr, along with junior Matt Aldridge and Gerus were the goal-scorers. Pedroso, senior Ryan Lanigan, and junior Matt Lubawski also added assists for LVC.

Lanigan was stellar on the defensive end, picking up eight ground balls and causing three turnovers on the night. Additionally, Travers was solid at the faceoff dot, winning 10 of 15 in the circle.

The Dutchmen were outshot, 42-30, and lost the ground ball battle, 31-23. LVC committed 17 turnovers to Albright's 14, and was successful on just one of its four extra-man opportunities.

Lebanon Valley looks to get back to .500 on Saturday when it travels to Elizabethtown at 3:00 p.m.


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